This week I’m making it my goal to not say “Busy” in response to a question like “How are you?” or “How are things?”
It’s accurate to say that I’m busy, but that’s not an interesting answer. My life is always busy (especially when sports season overlap this month) and everyone is busy too.
Telling people we’re busy isn’t a great conversation starter. I understand that sometimes we really are too busy to talk, but often I give that answer because I haven’t taken the time to come up with a better one. (Because I’m busy, of course.)
So here’s what I’m going to do: This week, I’m going to try to answer the question “How are you?” accurately and in a way that could prompt a conversation, or at the very least make for a more interesting exchange.
Here’s what I’ve workshopped so far:
After that I’ll be using one of these sports conversation starters to keep the conversation going.